Contraction Meaning and Definition


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Contraction meaning

Word: Contraction

How to pronounce: kənˈtrækʃn

Noun

Definitions:

1. The process of becoming smaller.

Example sentences: "The general contraction of the industry did further damage to morale"


Synonyms:

compression

reduction

retraction

lossless compression

shrinkage

compressive

compaction

retrenchment

diminution

condensation

constriction

narrowing

necking

restriction

stenosis

stricture

contracture

clotting

shortening

convolution

curtailment

recession

downturn

cutback

decline

slump

tapering

decrease

squeeze


Derivations:

contractile

contractive

Contracting

contracted

contractual

contract

contractor


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Contraction in Other Languages...

Spanish: Contracción

German: Kontraktion

French: Contraction

Italian: Contrazione

Turkish: Kasılma


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